About NET Entrance
The National Eligibility Test (NET) is the national level entrance examination in India for postgraduate candidates who wish to qualify for admission in Ph.D research and/or university level teaching jobs in India.
In early eighties, there was a general perception among the public and the leading educationists that well qualified persons were not being attracted towards teaching profession. Concerns were also expressed about the criteria that were employed for the selection of teachers. It was increasingly realized that quite a large number of people who neither had the competence nor the aptitude for teaching made an easy entry into this profession.
This test analyses an individual’s eligibility for lectureship and award for Junior Research Fellowship(JRF)
When is NET Conducted?
The FIRST NET was conducted by University Grants Commission (UGC) in December 1989 and March 1990 commonly to both Lectureship and Junior Research Fellowship in 2 parts. NET is generally conducted twice a year in the month of June and December. The notification for the respective examination(June and December) will be issued nation-wide via employment news in the month of March and September respectively.
NET Result Declaration Schedule
The result for June NET will be declared basically in the month of October and December NET in the month of April. The results will be live on UGC website and the same will be published in the Employment News.
National Eligibility Test (NET) for Science Subjects
The UGC-CSIR NET for the science subjects such as Life sciences, Physical sciences, Chemical sciences, Mathematical sciences and Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and planetary sciences are conducted by Council of scientific and industrial Research (CSIR) jointly with UGC. The notification for the same will be issued separately by Council of scientific and industrial Research (CSIR).
Scope of National Eligibility Test (NET)
- Eligibility for Lectureship The aspirants who have done with the National Eligibility Test are eligible to apply for the post of Lecturer in all Indian Universities/Institutes/Colleges.
- Junior Research Fellowship The aspirants who qualify Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Examination of UGC/CSIR NET are also eligible for the post of lectureship. Additionally they are also eligible to receive fellowships (UGC/CSIR) under various schemes subject to the aspirant finding their placement in the universities/IITs/Other national organization .The said offer will be valid for two years w.e.f the date of issue of JRF award letter. In case the aspirants had already joined M.Phil/Ph.D the date of commencement of fellowship will be from the date of declaration of NET examination result or date of their joining whichever is later.